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8:32am

Fri October 17, 2014
Science

Fredonia debuts $60 million science center

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 9:44 am

SUNY Fredonia's new $60 million science center will be dedicated Friday.

When it comes to the State University of New York at Fredonia, most people think of the arts and education.  But with today’s opening of a new science building, that’s about to change.

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9:55am

Tue October 14, 2014
Science

At what age do most kids become interested in STEM?

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 7:12 pm

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When do students fall in love with science and technology? Turns out, it’s at a pretty young age.

"Most people who turn out to be scientists or engineers or mathematicians, originally got interested in elementary school; somewhere between grades K through 6," said Dr. Philip Sadler.

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10:03am

Wed October 8, 2014
Science

Birders use data to try and prevent window collisions as birds fly south

As birds return south for the winter, they can face some deadly obstacles, like windows. One report estimates up to a billion birds a year may die from collisions with glass windows in the U.S.--up to 10 percent of the population in the country. A new initiative is counting on bird-lovers to help collect data that could help keep birds more safe.The Allegheny Front’s Kara Holsopple went to BirdSafe Pittsburgh’s fall volunteer training.
Credit Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front

As birds return south for the winter, they can face some deadly obstacles, like windows. One report estimates up to a billion birds a year may die from collisions with glass windows in the U.S., and that could be up to 10 percent of the population in the country.

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4:08pm

Mon September 29, 2014
Science

Connections: Innovation Friday - Fuel Cells and Batteries

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 4:41 pm

In this hour of Innovation Friday, we're talking alternative energies, mainly fuel cells and batteries. Our guests are:

  • Matt Fronk, consultant to the Fuel Cell, Battery and Alternative Energy Industries and a co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Council’s energy Innovation sub-group.
  • Courtney Reich, the 2013 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year and director of engineering at NOHMs
  • Technologies which does R&D on producing cheaper, sustainable and more efficient lithium ion batteries.
  • Denise Sheehan, a senior advisor to New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium
  • James Greenberger with the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries
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9:23am

Mon September 8, 2014
Science

Lobbying increases on both sides of Lake Ontario water level plan

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 9:18 am

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area in South Sandy Creek.
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

Both sides in the debate over a plan to regulate water levels in Lake Ontario are stepping up lobbying efforts. Plan 2014 pits property owners against environmentalists and sportsmen.

At the center of the debate are wetlands, like the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area in South Sandy Creek.

Bob Jordan is a sportsman who’s been boating, fishing and trapping in these streams and marshes all his life, and doesn’t see a healthy ecosystem when he looks across the marshy area near the shore of Lake Ontario.

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